Wilton Manors FL police captured a suspect who had escaped police custody after being arrested earlier in the day for heroin possession.
The 29-year-old suspect was initially arrested after police officers stopped him in the 2600 block of North Andrews Avenue in Wilton Manors, Florida. The suspect was riding his bike on the street; however, the officers noticed that he was riding the bike without mandatory lights.
When the police officers questioned the suspect, he allegedly provided them with a fake identity. The officers quickly learned his real identity.
Additionally, the police officers realized that the suspect was in possession of a substance that appeared to be heroin. The bag was later tested and reportedly turned out to be heroin.
The officers took the suspect to the Wilton Manors Police Department, where he was handcuffed while awaiting processing. However, the suspect was somehow able to flee the scene on foot.
It took police several hours to locate the suspect. In fact, Wilton Manors police needed assistance from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
When police officers finally located the suspect in the 1200 block of Northeast 24th Street, he was still wearing the handcuffs.
This time, police made sure that the suspect was unable to get free and escape.
The suspect was also cited for riding a bicycle at night with improper lights.
At this time, the Wilton Manors Police Department is conducting an administrative review and looking into the reasons for the suspect’s escape from police custody.
To learn more about this case, check out the Local10.com article entitled “Man Caught After Escaping Police Custody in Wilton Manors.”